As U.N. climate negotiators gather in Geneva this week, one Japan-inspired Hungarian inventor believes he has found a revolutionary and inexpensive way to construct buildings that could slash humanity's energy needs.
Germany and France have been able to borrow at negative rates for some time, meaning investors are paying to loan Berlin and Paris money, but with interest rates falling further as the ECB gears up to launch quantitative easing, multinationals are also now getting paid to borrow.
A feud between Indonesia's law enforcement and its corruption watchdog over the nomination of a police chief has escalated into a full-blown crisis for Joko Widodo, testing the new president's pledge to usher in cleaner governance.
Whoever wins Nigeria's Feb. 14 election will take charge of an economy battered by falling oil prices, leaving the new administration with fewer options to tackle the twin crises of poverty and unemployment, analysts said.
In blocking their last relatively normal route of financing, the European Central Bank (ECB) has further weakened Greek banks which have for years been operating on life support, experts said Thursday.
Maxence Hamard never used to spend much time thinking about French society, but all that changed dramatically one month ago when Islamist attackers wrought terror in Paris over three, long days.
The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State (IS) group has shocked and angered Jordanians, uniting them behind their government's vow to intensify its military action against the jihadists.
The Ukraine conflict, Islamic State (IS) group jihadists and the wider "collapse of the global order" will occupy the world's security community at an annual meeting in Germany from Friday.
Are Washington and Athens fighting the same fight against austerity?
Four months after President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Afghanistan is still struggling to form a government, damaging the economy and miring the country in uncertainty as the Taliban insurgency continues.